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UGA KINS 2010 - The Concussion Crisis

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The Concussion CrisisWhy should kids play/not play contact sports?Physical activity vs. injury risk: which is more important?What are the pros to participating in sport?DisciplineExerciseResponsibilitySymptoms: early onset dementia, CTE, depressionHow can we make sports safer?Hit count: monitor on how many hits you take, a headbandCan we improve or introduce new equipment?Risk Compensation Theory: Players have a desired level of risk that they are willing to accept while playing a sportVisibilityEffectMotivationControlHead Impact Biomechanics: a way to monitor how often players at UGA get hitMyths on concussions:You do not have to lose consciousness to have a concussionTerms bell ringer and ding are not acceptableYou don’t necessarily have to retire after 3 concussionsThere is not a clear link between concussions, non-concussive, head impacts and chronic traumatic encephalopathyFootball is not the only sport with a concussion crisisOnly 48% of people intend to modify their driving with a concussionLess than half of athletes report their concussionsKINS 2010 1st Edition Lecture 18 Outline of Last Lecture I. 3 key reasons to care about energy and fatigueII. 5 key determinants of being fatiguedIII. How does physical activity elate to energy and fatigue?Outline of Current Lecture I. What are the pros to participating in sport?II. Symptoms of concussionsIII. Risk Compensation TheoryIV. Myths on ConcussionsCurrent Lecture The Concussion Crisis  Why should kids play/not play contact sports?- Physical activity vs. injury risk: which is more important? What are the pros to participating in sport?- Discipline- Exercise- Responsibility  Symptoms: early onset dementia, CTE, depression  How can we make sports safer?- Hit count: monitor on how many hits you take, a headband - Can we improve or introduce new equipment?These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute. Risk Compensation Theory: Players have a desired level of risk that they are willing to accept while playing a sport- Visibility- Effect- Motivation- Control Head Impact Biomechanics: a way to monitor how often players at UGA get hit Myths on concussions:- You do not have to lose consciousness to have a concussion- Terms bell ringer and ding are not acceptable- You don’t necessarily have to retire after 3 concussions- There is not a clear link between concussions, non-concussive, head impacts and chronic traumatic encephalopathy - Football is not the only sport with a concussion crisis- Only 48% of people intend to modify their driving with a concussion- Less than half of athletes report their concussions


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